Kia Ora Foundation

Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance

The Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance is awarded annually for up to two years’ post-graduate study outside New Zealand in the applicant’s chosen field of musical performance. The Scholarship is awarded each year to a New Zealand national, who has completed the equivalent of an honours degree in any field of musical performance. This scholarship is intended to assist New Zealand scholars of outstanding ability to continue their musical education in an international environment, which will enable them to learn to perform at levels meeting the highest orchestral or vocal international standards.

Eligibility

Candidates will be New Zealand citizens. Applicants may apply from outside New Zealand but must have resided in New Zealand for at least three years of five years preceeding the year of selection. Applicants will have recently completed the requirements for an honours degree in musical performance at a New Zealand university (or an equivalent musical qualification) and will provide supporting evidence of excellence in musical performance and achievement. This would require a taped or live audition.

The Scholarship is available for up to two years according to the course of study. Continuation of the Scholarship is dependent upon a positive progress report from the institution where the scholar is studying. The value of the Scholarship is up to U.S. $45,000 per annum and may be used for travel, tuition and residence expenses. However, the full Patricia Pratt Scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other scholarship. The scholar is expected to devote himself or herself to study on a full-time basis during the tenure of the scholarship.

How to Apply

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Print Application and mail to:
Scholarships Officer of the applicant’s university or to the Scholarships Manager at the Te Pokai Tara - Universities New Zealand, PO. Box 11-915, Wellington

Physical Address (For Courier Delivery):
Te Pokai Tara - Universities New Zealand, Level 9, 142 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011

PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS
Note that for an application to be eligible for consideration by the committee, performance recordings must be of good quality, be no older than six months old at the date of application, and contain a varied selection of repertoire.
Applications should be accompanied by the following:

Past Patricia Pratt Scholarship Winners

Benson Wilson
Benson Wilson, 2016
Masters in Opera Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Isabella Moore
Isabella Moore, 2016
Diploma in Voice Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Alex Verster
Alex Verster, 2016
Master of Fine Arts Creative Practice at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Olivia Francis
Olivia Francis, 2015, 2016
Master of Performance in Violin at the Royal College of Music in London.
Todd Gibson-Cornish
Todd Gibson-Cornish, 2015
Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Bassoon Performance at Royal College of Music in London.
Jane Nayoung Koo
Na Young (Jane) Koo, 2014
Masters of Music (Piano) at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Kate Oswin
Kate Oswin, 2014
Master of Arts (Violin) at the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom.
Bryony Gibson-Cornish
Bryony Gibson-Cornish, 2014, 2013
Masters of Music (Viola) at The Juilliard School in New York.
Somi Kim
Somi Kim
2014, 2013
Masters of Music (Keyboard) at the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom.
Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson
2013
Masters of Performance Singing at University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the United Kingdom.
Pene Pati
Pene Pati
2013
Special Award, for a final year of study at the Dennis O’Neill Academy in Wales.
Amalia Hall
Amalia Hall
2011
Diploma of Music in Violin Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Rachelle Pike
Rachelle Pike
2011, 2010
Vocal, Master of Music Studies at the Manhattan School
of Music.
Thomas Eves
Thomas Eves
2011
Masters of Performance in Trumpet at the Royal College of Music 
in London.
Edward King
Edward King
2010
Masters of Music (Cello) at the University of Augsburg.
Gemma New
Gemma New
2010, 2009
Masters in Orchestra Conducting, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Callum Hall
Callum Hall
2008
DMA Cello, University of Michigan.
Wade Kernot
Wade Kernot
2008
Singer, National Opera Studio, London.
Ellen Deverall
Ellen Deverall
2007
Masters of Music, Clarinetist, Royal Academy of Music, London.
Madeleine Pierard
Madeleine Pierard, 2006
MMus Opera,
Royal College of Music, London.
Serenity Thurlow
Serenity Thurlow
2006
Post-graduate Studies Viola, University of Music and Dramatic Arts “Mozarteum Salzberg” Austria.
Blair Sinclair
Blair Sinclair
2005
Post-graduate Diploma MMus Performance Trombone, Royal Academy of Music, London.
Malavika Gopal
Malavika Gopal
2005
Post-graduate Musical
Performance Violin,
New England
Conservatory,
Boston.
Michael Jamieson
Michael Jamieson, 2004
Masters of Music, Messiaen Academie, The Netherlands
Simeon Broom
Simeon Broom
2004
Kunstlerisches Aufbaustudium Degree Violin,
Robert Schumann Hochschule Dusseldorf.
Andrew Conley
Andrew Conley
2003
Post-graduate Diploma Opera, Royal College Music, London.
Anna Leese
Anna Leese
2003
Post-graduate Diploma Voice,
Royal College Music, London.
Joel Batson
Joel Batson
2003
MMus Percussion, University of Miami.
Moky Gibson-Lane
Moky Gibson-Lane, 2002
Special Award MMus, Rice University,
Texas.
Victoria Simonsen
Victoria Simonsen, 2002
Post-graduate Diploma in Performance Violoncello, Royal Northern College Music, Manchester
United Kingdom.
Jane Kircher
Jane Kircher
2001
MMus Performance Bassoon, Manhattan School of Music.
Ana James
Ana James
1999
Post-graduate Opera Studies, Manhattan School of Music.
David Bremner
David Bremner, 1998
MMus Performance Trombone
San Francisco Conservatory
of Music.